Friday, October 12, 2007

Whatever happened to the idea of additional evacuation routes?

Shortly after the events of September 11, 2001, there was talk about constructing additional evacuation routes within the U.S. to better serve the evacuation for major metropolitan areas in a future emergency event.

Yet within all of the 100s of billions of $$ spent since on the war in Iraq and with over-sightless surveilling the general public, there is nothing for new evacuation routes- particularly from such metropolises as Washington, D.C., and New York City/Long Island.

Logical projects would include:

I-287 Long Island Sound Bridge/Tunnel, either a full tunnel, or a bridge with tunnel (cut and cover box with full lanes and shoulders to mitigate the highway at the shore areas) to a Route 135 re-signed and improved as I-287

I-78 Cross Harbor-Brooklyn Highway-Railway Tunnel towards JFK Airport , preferably with an eastern extension along the Sunrise Highway corridor

Lincoln Tunnel 4th Tube
Midtown Manhattan 3rd Tube
Holland Tunnel Parallel Tubes

Northern and Eastern Washington, D.C. radial highways, in particular, the I-95 Grand Arc Mall Tunnel

Homeland Security Goal Better Served by Reviving I-70S through NW Washington DC- Mark Robinowitz

1 comment:

Marcus Pearl said...

Good news, The Sound may finally see its crossing after all.